Archive for January, 2010

This started as a response to Peter Madden’s blog post on Stewart Brand’s book Whole Earth Discipline. But it grew into a blog post of its own. I haven’t read the book yet, but I think Brand is probably on the right track. In the end it is not good intentions, visions or values that […]


A little while back I wrote a post about how Twitter could change the world of corporate social responsibility (CSR). At its heart, CSR is a process of learning and negotiation between business decision makers, and the people that they impact on. It may well turn out that that Twitter is a more powerful way […]


China wrecked the Copenhagen deal, or so says Mark Lynas (who was in the room as part of the Maldives delegation). The explosive news that it was China that insisted on removing the commitment by industrialised country to cut their own greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050, reverberated around the internet last week (over […]